Friday, August 27, 2021

Purana Dharmagara Viharaya

Purana Dharmagara Viharaya
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Purana Dharmagara Viharaya is a Buddhist temple situated in Henawala near Kadugannawa town in Kandy District, Sri Lanka.

History
The credit of building this temple belongs to a village chief named Sundara Police Muladeniya, who lived during the Kandyan Period (Rajapakse, 2016).

A protected site
The Dhamma discourse hall and the Bhikku dwelling belonging to Kadugannawa Dharmagara ancient Vihara premises in Grama Niladhari Division No. 362-Kadugannawa in Yatinuwara Divisional Secretary’s Division are archaeological protected monuments, declared by a government gazette notification published on 6 June 2008.
 
References
1) Rajapakse, S., 2016. Pauranika Sthana Ha Smaraka: Mahanuwara Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka. ISBN:955-9159-34-8. pp.84-85.
2) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. No: 1553. 6 June 2008. p.525.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 29 August 2021
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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